I’ve often felt like much of the public health information parents get is filtered. When I was first advised about vitamin D supplementation for newborns, our son’s doctor at the NICU said that because our baby was exclusively breastfed he would get rickets if he wasn’t supplemented. Well, that was an extremely oversimplified and misleading statement that does not reflect the high degree of variability for vitamin D levels, breastfeeding and sunlight exposure.

This is the first in a new series of videos to help parents get a better idea of the research behind the recommendations. I want to bridge the gap between the research and the information that parents get from medical and public health professionals, thus the title “Let Me Level With You”. All videos in this series will use scholarly references, so the information you get will be the most up-to-date.

So without further ado, here is “Let Me Level With You About Vitamin D and Breastfeeding”…




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